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Daria Sukharchuk is a journalist based in Berlin.Her writing has appeared in Motherboard and ZEIT Online, Ms. Magazine, Cosmopolitan, as well as Afisha (Moscow's leading city magazine). She specializes on the topic of human rights, migration, and mental health. Four days a week, she works for n-ost, a network of journalists writing about Eastern Europe.
She studied Chinese history and culture at Moscow State University, then got her MA from Erasmus Mundus Journalism program. She has never quite forgotten her history education, and in 2016 helped collect and curate the stories for Project 1917. She is always happy to educate people about her "exotic" country.
Women's rights movement is gaining traction in many countries these days, but what it often seems to lack is representation in power. Even many female politicians publicly refuse to call themselves feminist (as Angela Merkel has). It now seems that the best way to achieve further progress for gender equality is more power for women with this political agenda. This opinion piece might sound slightly patronising in the way of how it says that making more compromises is "being grown-ups", but one cannot deny that it has a point, and that this strategy can work in many countries the way it now seems to work in the US. It remains to be seen bow it will work in more conservative societies, where "the f word" still means failure for a politician.